poet Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky

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Last Night I Dreamed Of Chickens

Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
they were standing on my stomach,
they were nesting in my hair,
they were pecking at my pillow,
they were hopping on my head,
they were ruffling up their feathers
as they raced about my bed.

They were on the chairs and tables,
they were on the chandeliers,
they were roosting in the corners,
they were clucking in my ears,
there were chickens, chickens, chickens
for as far as I could see...
when I woke today, I noticed
there were eggs on top of me.

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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  • L Milton Hankins (10/1/2020 10:41:00 AM)

    This is a delightful poem with rich imagery and a rhythm that children, especially, love.

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (8/18/2020 12:01:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem. I loved it so much that I have had it translated into my mother tongue Bangla, and published it on my Facebook page, some Bangla poetry websites and Bangla blog, mentioning due credit to Jack Prelutsky, the original author.
    Loved the author's wonderful biography too.
    I shall publish the Bangla translation of this poem on this site too.
    The poem gets 10/10 from me.
    Congratulations on the poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (8/16/2020 11:27:00 PM)

    Very unique and creative so beautifully authored 10++

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/16/2020 11:19:00 PM)

    when I woke today, I noticed
    there were eggs on top of me.........humorous poem; enjoyable too

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/16/2020 8:57:00 AM)

    A dream or happened truly? The final line says it all. Congrats for the Modern Poem Of The Day.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (8/16/2020 3:11:00 AM)

    The dream about chickens has been astutely and interestingly beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being chosen this poem as the modern poem of the day.

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (8/16/2020 1:23:00 AM)

    Ha ha ha....Funny! Nice children's poem!

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  • Jasbir ChatterjeeJasbir Chatterjee (5/11/2020 9:01:00 PM)

    You have such a wonderful style of writing that everyone can relate to, not just childre. Thanks for sharing this.

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (4/24/2020 5:13:00 AM)

    Another sublime and superbly presented poem laced with great humour.

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  • Mavis from Birmingham (3/28/2020 11:03:00 PM)

    Absolutely Brilliant!

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  • sheriffwoody69 (3/5/2020 10:00:00 AM)

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/26/2019 10:33:00 PM)

    A wonderful dream relived in the form of a humorous poem.

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (8/26/2019 6:19:00 AM)

    for as far as I could see...
    when I woke today, I noticed
    there were eggs on top of me. i laughed to my core. wonderfullllllllllll again such an imaginative power. tony

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (7/1/2019 10:54:00 PM)

    so many chickens
    chicks there and here
    everywhere
    in lonely room
    a dream displaces these all
    cause dream comes with a numbness

    o all chicks; the reality
    comes round in awaken with eggs! ////////// great writings

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/30/2019 11:14:00 PM)

    A fantastic fantacy i, though in dream. A great pleasure to read. Well deserved modern poem of the Day.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (6/30/2019 10:52:00 PM)

    Hugely entertaining. What a beautiful imagery!
    Thanks.

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  • Benjamin Uy (6/30/2019 9:49:00 PM)

    Last night I dreamed of chickens,
    Chickens everywhere,
    When I woke up there eggs on top of me.

    A great wonderful delightful poem by the great poet

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  • Banamala SenBanamala Sen (6/30/2019 8:57:00 PM)

    Awesome! Unparalleled humour!

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (6/30/2019 4:30:00 PM)

    One of the best poems by Jack Prelutsky.......

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (6/30/2019 9:26:00 AM)

    Good one. Congratulations!

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